Get in the Game(ification) With Five Games

This year at the CUE 2017 National Conference there were a lot of sessions on the topic of gamification, a strategy for increasing student engagement by applying game design principles to a classroom setting. After my presentation, several people came Continue Reading

#CUE17- The Game

For the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of working on CUE conferences, mostly from afar at my homebase outside of Chicago, Illinois. My role has been to monitor social media, contribute to virtual conversations, and share Continue Reading

Digital Badging and Being a Rock Star

For all the time we spend learning and growing as educators, how do we tell our story? Some of us earn credentials, degrees, and certificates that cost us money and cause stress. We submit proof to these courses to our schools Continue Reading

A Student-Centric SimCity Story

“We’re going to play a computer game.” I said to my class. Gasps popcorned up all around my classroom. I’m pretty sure a bead of sweat was making it’s way down my forehead at that moment too, it’s hard to Continue Reading